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The ABCD Story: A model for learning
BTW Informing Change, January, 2009
(Report to the Community Issue VII). San Francisco: Low Income Investment Fund.

A description of the Affordable Buildings for Children?s Development (ABCD) Initiative and its influence on the promotion of the structural quality of child care and early education facilities in California, with a focus on the financing, capacity building, development assistance, and advocacy program components of the initiative

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Achieving high-quality child care: How ten programs deliver excellence parents can afford
Kinch, Amy,
Washington, DC: National Association for the Education of Young Children.

A study of the characteristics and fundamentals of a high quality and affordable early childhood program by highlighting ten highly-rated child care programs

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Achieving a high-quality preschool teachers corps: A focus on California
Calderon, Miriam E., 2005
(Issue Brief No. 14). Washington, DC: National Council of La Raza.

An issue brief discussing issues related to increasing California's preschool teachers' effectiveness, including the recruitment of young Hispanic Americans, job requirements, and funding for professional education

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Advancing the professional development system for California's early care and education workforce
Rand Corporation, 2012
(RB-9638-PF/BECF). Santa Monica, CA: Rand Corporation.

A summary of an examination of the characteristics and funding of the professional development system for early care and education in California

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After-school programs that promote child and adolescent development: Summary of a workshop
National Research Council (U.S.), 2000
Washington, DC: National Academy Press.

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Assessing child-care quality with a telephone interview
Holloway, Susan D., 2001
Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 16(2), 165-189

A test of the viability of telephone surveys as an alternative to direct observation methods to assess quality in child care sites, based on a comparison of assessments of 89 family child-care homes and 92 centers using both methods

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Assessing the feasibility of family loans for early care and education: Technical report
Davis, Jerry S., 2001
Indianapolis, IN: Lumina Foundation for Education.

An inquiry into the feasibility of adapting higher education loan programs for use by families to fund early childhood education and care

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Be all that we can be: Lessons from the military for improving our nation's child care system
Campbell, Nancy D., 2000
Washington, DC: National Women's Law Center.

An examination of ways in which the military made significant improvements in its child care system, including the military?s approach to improving quality, keeping care affordable for parents, and expanding availability, with lessons on how similar improvements might be made in civilian child care

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Be all that we can be: Lessons from the military for improving our nation's child care system: 2004 follow-up
Pomper, Kate, 2005
Washington, DC: National Women's Law Center.

Highlights from a 2004 follow-up study on the military’s systematic approach to quality child care by the National Women’s Law Center

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Beyond homes and centers: The workforce in three California early childhood infrastructure organizations
Whitebook, Marcy, 2010
Berkeley, CA: University of California, Berkeley, Center for the Study of Child Care Employment.

A profile of workers in three types early childhood infrastructure organizations--child care resource and referral agencies, First 5 commissions, and child care coordinators--based on a survey of 1,558 workers in infrastructure organizations in California in 2009

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Beyond homes and centers: The workforce in three California early childhood infrastructure organizations: Executive summary
Whitebook, Marcy, 2010
Berkeley, CA: University of California, Berkeley, Center for the Study of Child Care Employment.

A summary of a profile of workers in three types early childhood infrastructure organizations--child care resource and referral agencies, First 5 commissions, and child care coordinators--based on a survey of 1,558 workers in infrastructure organizations in California in 2009

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Beyond the usual suspects: Developing new allies to invest in school readiness
Bruner, Charles, 2004
Des Moines, IA: State Early Childhood Policy Technical Assistance Network.

A resource brief for child care advocates that offered new strategies for recruiting different people and organizations to invest in early childhood education

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Buenos principios: Latino children in the earliest years of life
Calderon, Miriam E., 2007
Washington, DC: National Council of La Raza.

An overview of demographic and school readiness characteristics of the Latino infant and toddler population in the United States, with an examination of four federally-funded early childhood education programs that address Latino families' early childhood needs

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Buenos principios: Latino children in the earliest years of life [Executive summary]
Calderon, Miriam E., 2007
Washington, DC: National Council of La Raza.

A summary of an overview of demographic and school readiness characteristics of the Latino infant and toddler population in the United States, with an examination of four federally-funded early childhood education programs that address Latino families' early childhood needs

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Building an early learning system: The ABCs of planning and governance structure
Bruner, Charles, 2004
Des Moines, IA: State Early Childhood Policy Technical Assistance Network.

An overview of planning, governance, and management strategies that states can use to develop early learning systems

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Building the foundation for bright futures: Final report of the NGA task force on school readiness
National Governors' Association, 2005
Washington, DC: National Governors' Association.

A discussion of the actions that governors and states can take to support families, schools, and communities in their efforts to ensure that all children start school ready to reach their full potential

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Building a stronger child care workforce: A review of studies of the effectiveness of public compensation initiatives
Park-Jadotte, Jennifer, 2002
(IWPR Publication No. G711). Washington, DC: Institute for Women's Policy Research.

A review of studies on the role of child care provider compensation initiatives in increasing income, education, and retention in the child care workforce the United States

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California Afterschool Outcome Measures Project Online Toolbox
California Afterschool Outcome Measures Project,
Irvine, CA: California Afterschool Outcome Measures Project

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Can child care assistance in welfare and employment programs support the employment of low-income families?
Gennetian, Lisa A., 2004
Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 23(4), 723-743

An investigation of different welfare and employment programs with child care assistance policies and their effects on employment rates and child care decisions of low income families

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Center-based child care staff in Alameda County: The California Child Care Workforce Study
Whitebook, Marcy, 2003
Washington, DC: Center for the Child Care Workforce.

An investigation of the current status of the child care workforce in Alameda County, California; one in a series of reports regarding the characteristics of licensed child care center staff and family child care providers in seven different California counties

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Center-based child care staff in Kern County: The California Child Care Workforce Study
Whitebook, Marcy, 2003
Washington, DC: Center for the Child Care Workforce.

An investigation of the current status of the child care workforce in Kern County, California; one in a series of reports regarding the characteristics of licensed child care center staff and family child care providers in seven different California counties

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Center-based child care staff in Monterey County: The California Child Care Workforce Study
Whitebook, Marcy, 2003
Washington, DC: Center for the Child Care Workforce.

An investigation of the current status of the child care workforce in Monterey County, California; one in a series of reports regarding the characteristics of licensed child care center staff and family child care providers in seven different California counties

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Center-based child care staff in Santa Clara County: The California Child Care Workforce Study
Whitebook, Marcy, 2003
Washington, DC: Center for the Child Care Workforce.

An investigation of the current status of the child care workforce in Santa Clara County, California; one in a series of reports regarding the characteristics of licensed child care center staff and family child care providers in seven different California counties

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Center-based child care staff in Santa Cruz County: The California Child Care Workforce Study
Whitebook, Marcy, 2003
Washington, DC: Center for the Child Care Workforce.

A survey of Santa Cruz County's licensed child care centers supplied information on center staff and turnover rate, educational preparations, wages, retirement benefits, and collective bargaining status

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Center-based child care staff in San Benito County: The California Child Care Workforce Study
Whitebook, Marcy, 2003
Washington, DC: Center for the Child Care Workforce.

An investigation of the current status of the child care workforce in San Benito County, California; one in the second round of a series of reports regarding the characteristics of licensed child care center staff and family child care providers in different California counties

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